Thanks for the A-Maize-ing Lunch!

We are grateful that about 50 people gathered at Tabernacle Presbyterian Church on a snowy Sunday in  February to enjoy a maize and beans lunch (similar to the ones served to our Kenyan students!) and hear how Umoja is transforming the Chulaimbo community. YOU are making a difference in the lives of vulnerable young children!…

Celebrating Madam Cyprin

On March 1st, Huma Primary School threw a wonderful Thanksgiving Celebration for  Madam Cyprin, who has been a teacher at Huma for more than 30 years and has served as our Link Teacher at Huma since it became a partner school. She says, “I watched the effect that the Umoja Project had on their students:…

Kenya Alumni Sponsor Student

The Umoja Alumni Chapter demonstrates how we are Changing Communities One Child at a Time. This group of former Chulaimbo students stays connected to the Umoja family (and each other!) even as they pursue careers and post-secondary education throughout Kenya. They gathered on December 28 to discuss ways to support younger students. The students we…

New Year, New Name

        It’s official! Our new name is Umoja Partnership, reflecting the unity of our congregations and schools working together to change the lives of vulnerable Kenyan children. The logo design was inspired by so many students who say Umoja is like a light in the darkness, helping them see a brighter future. 

19th School in 2019

School Lunch Program Expands to 19th School in 2019 Global Interfaith Partnership is extending its successful food security program to orphaned and vulnerable children in another primary school in western Kenya. The Umoja Project currently serves lunch to 3,100 students in 18 primary schools. The 19th school, Uradi Primary School, will begin serving lunch to…

BET UP begins!

This weekend we are launching the Boys Empowerment Team of Umoja Project. The program for adolescent boys focuses on healthy interpersonal relationships, goal setting and psychosocial support for these young students, who face enormous challenges as they pursue education and work towards becoming productive, self-sufficient adults. The highly successful girls empowerment program (GET UP) started…